Carolyn Fern
The Psychologist



Willpower: 3. Intellect: 4. Combat: 2. Agility: 2.
Health: 6. Sanity: 9.

After one of your card effects heals horror from an investigator or Ally asset: The healed card's controller gains 1 resource.

effect: +1. You may heal 1 horror from an investigator or Ally asset at your location.

The mind is fragile, but through understanding, we can protect it.
Shane Pierce
Libros #10.
Carolyn Fern

Carolyn Fern - Back


Deck size: 30.

Deckbuilding Options: Guardian cards () level 0-3, Neutral cards level 0-5, cards that "heal horror" level 0-5, up to 15 Seeker and/or Mystic cards level 0-1 ( and/or ).

Deckbuilding Requirements (do not count toward deck size): Hypnotic Therapy, Rational Thought, 1 random basic weakness.

Additional Restrictions: No Weapon cards level 1-5.

Visiting psychologist Carolyn Fern's newest patient is Josephine Ruggles, an heiress whose nightmares leave glyph-shaped wounds across her back. Miss Ruggles's case is unusual, even for an institution like Arkham Sanatorium. Her case takes an even stranger turn after she claims to have met Malachi - Carolyn's former patient whose treatment was cut short when he was brutally murdered - in her dreams. When Carolyn uses hypnotherapy to address Josephine's trauma, they find themselves both journeying to a strange place Josephine calls "the Dreamlands."
FAQs (taken from the official FAQ or FFG's responses to the official rules question form)
  • Q: How broad is "heals horror" meant to be interpreted? Cheat Death, Peter Sylvestre, are these intended to be attainable by Carolyn? Is it basically any card that uses "heals # horror"? A: Correct! If it heals horror, Carolyn can take it.

  • Q: How does the restriction on number of / cards interact with the 0-5 "heals horror"? If I take 2 Clarity of Mind, does that count towards my 15 / cards, or is it separate because it falls under my 0-5 "heals horror" cards? A: If a or card heals horror, it counts towards that deck building option, not her 15 limited / slots. In other words, her card should actually read “15 other Seeker and/or Mystic cards”. (Also, the symbol next to the word Guardian should be a symbol; we’re aware of this error.)

  • Q: Does Carolyn's ability trigger once or twice from Liquid Courage? A: Only once. The word “additional” in the second healing effect denotes that the two points of healing should be lumped together into one healing effect, not treated as two separate instances of 1 healing each. - FAQ, v.1.3, May 2018.

  • Q: If an ability refers to "your cards," is it referring to cards you control, or cards you own? For example, does the ability on Carolyn Fern only work if a card I control heals horror, or does it work if a card I own but do not control heals horror? A: In general, "your cards" are the cards you currently control. If you own a card but do not control it, it is not "yours" for the purposes of abilities. - FAQ, v.1.5, April 2019

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Rules question: Can I include 20 seeker cards in my Carolyn Fern deck if 5 of them "heal horror"?

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jeermaster · 19
My assessment from reading her card would be yes. — SGPrometheus · 135
Yes, you can. — CaiusDrewart · 1036
Quote from another deck list on arkhamdb: The deck uses 16 total Mystic/Seeker cards, but per Matthew Newman any cards that fit under the umbrella of "heals horror" do not count against this deck restriction as they are part of the "heals horror" category of cards she can include. Confusing, I know. — Django · 1807
Thanks a bundle, guys! — jeermaster · 19
For future reference questions should not be reviews. Consider using Fantasy Flight's questions form for asking these kind of things, or going to Reddit. In my experience Fantasy Flight gave me surprisingly prompt answers. — NTGuardian · 6